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. new poll is out suggesting the race for the white house is still neck and neck. the washington post tracking poll shows 49% of likely voters nation-wide support president obama. while 48% say they support republican challenger mitt romney. >>> now to our continuing coverage of sandy. it has killed at least 157 people in the u.s., canada, and the caribbean combined. 4.5million homes and businesses are still without power. that is also deepening the ongoing gap crisis out there. it has forced many gas stations to close while disrupting the flow of fuel from refineries to the stations that are open. the wait at some stations two hours long. >>> new jersey trying to make sure sandy does not ruin tuesday's election. military trucks will serve as polling places in flood ravage communities. the state is concerned many of its 3,000 polling places do not have electricity. the deadline to mail in ballot applications has been extended until the end of today. the bay area increasing its efforts to help the storm victims out east. dozens of military personnel left travis air force pace yesterday
to washington after voters in wisconsin reelected him to represent the state's first district. now bay area republicans were left sad and disappointed. about 100 republicans gathered in walnut creek at masimos's restaurant. they watched the returns. however the celebration they planned never happened. after president obama's victory was announced many simply headed home. >> it's a pretty sad night here in the republican. there is a lot of people here thought romney communicated a message that resinated with america and disappointed he did not prevail. >> ironically i'm not feeling quite as sad as i thought i would. several of my dearest friends almost made me cry but not quite. >> while they are sad about romney's defeat republicans also point to other victories like maintaining control of the house of the representatives. the election did not change the balance of power on capitol hill. democrats they still controlled the u.s. senate. the republicans still controlled the house of representatives. coming up at 5:15 what that means for lawmakers moving ahead and for gridlock in washington. >
the republican position on avoiding the fiscal cliff. boehner says he's the most reasonable guy in washington and believes he can find common ground with the president. >>> they are still counting votes in florida from tuesday's election, but mitt romney's campaign advisor says president obama are will win the state. the romney campaign in florida says it only expects the president's lead in the state to grow as more ballots are counted. president obama of course won the election without florida's 29 electoral votes. >>> time 5:07. we have rain and wet roads and sal we have crashes. i don't think you're going to have friday light today. >> i'm still hoping but i think you might be right dave and pam. you should be especially careful on your way to work today. a ktvu photographer actually took some video of someone driving in the rain and this photographer, our photographer was driving out actually early, pounding rain on 880 a few hours ago. chp warns there are shrieky slick -- slick highways. there was hail earlier the in the east bay. be careful there could be pooling water especially near
. the most recent polling puts president barack obama ahead but not by much. reporting live washington d.c., allison burns, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> well a new field pole is suggesting fewer ballots will be cast than in the 2008 presidential election despite the number of people registering to vote. it is estimating more than 12 million people are preparing compare that to 7-point four million in 2008. there is one theory, people were more motivated four years ago because of the hiss tore rick nature of president barack obama's candidacy. voters are expected to reach a new record and they are expecting 51% to vote early and compared to 51% voting early. we will have very special coverage this afternoon and we started as poles were closing on the east coast. we will have up to the minute results on ktvu channel 2 morning news and there is an expanded addition on the 10:00 news for bay election coverage. >>> a new vaccine is showing some results. they developed the vaccine and they say it appears to have metropolitan from reaching the nervous system. so far the vaccine has only bee
. they are expected to take it up after the thanksgiving break. in washington allison burns, in washington ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> look at all those wild turkeys in danville there. some bay area residents say turkeys are invading their yards and leaving droppings on their cars. it is also a serious problem after hitting a flock of turkeys. they recommend using a water hose to shoe them from your home. >> the sacramento information could curb funds. it allows manufacturers to curb production by giving them the option of purchasing credits to keep greenhouse gases above a certain cap. >>> and they are making arrests over blackout wednesday. and the number of dui arrests coming up in the city and where fights broke out, we will have more and explain. >> and we have some problems but as people are heading out, it looks pretty good. >> yes, one of the things i want to let you know, interstate 580 is back open again after the police activity and it went along and take a look at the count my and we see some flashing lights or perhaps something is going on and we will let you know. i see it mo
race. alison burns is in our washington, d.c. newsroom with the latest poll numbers. alison. >> reporter: pam, let's take a look at the latest national polls that show us the popular vote is really still up for grabs. a cnn poll out last night shows the race is a tie. pew has president obama up by three. politico has them tied. nbc has obama up by one all within the margin of error showing the race a dead heat. president obama makes one last argument to voters today in wisconsin and ohio. he ends his day in iowa. >> on the one hand, you can choose to return to the top down policies that crashed our economy. or you can join me in building a future that focuses on a strong and growing middle class. >> reporter: mitt romney returns to florida, virginia, ohio, and new hampshire. >> change is not measured in words and speeches. change is measured in achievements. >> reporter: of course the big key now is to get out the vote and both campaigns are really trying to pump up their crowd. president obama is rallying today with bruce springsteen and kid rock will be at mitt romney's ra
right now is in washington d.c. and was supposed to appear to be at a hearing for the commander forces that hearing has now been on hold. it is the latest fall out stemming from our ktvu investigation which uncovered questionable spending here is more. good morning allie. >> reporter: we are at jack london square and as you mentioned, omar benjamin announced his resignation yesterday and in that letter he explains he is stepping down because of questionable expense reimbursements and he goes on to say they present obstacles to great to overcome. now include ago 4,500-dollar cab at uh-huh tonight strip club, that was paid for with public money by port director james won. benjamin stepped down, he announced he was retiring with that letter of resignation he filed yesterday and now that benjamin is no longer in the picture, he will oversee port operations. she used to be the acting director of the oakland airport which is part of the port of oakland. now coming up, we will have more on this investigation that led up to this resignation and we will have that for new about half an hour. liv
. in our washington d.c. room, cases are now facing the court, allison? >> reporter: the justices will be meeting behind closed doors to decide whether to take up any cases related to gay marriage this term. the 2008 voter approved ban, it means gay marriage stands in california and other areas like washington. they are taking it to a federal law which declares marriage between a man and a woman and i will show you the new ad aimed at influencing the court during my next update, ktvu channel 2 morning news, allison burns. >>> and it means many will now make less than city government officials. governor jerry brown will drop to $65,000 a year and that's $4,000 a year less than the san francisco treasurer makes. and pamela harris will make less money as well and that's the job she moved up. >>> she is assaulting a 65-year- old. he kidnapped the woman a week and a half ago and then assaulted her. he is charged with felony counts including torture and attempted murder. >>> humane society will pay to owners to pay to spay and neuter their dogs. they are looking into why they are making
is over but president barack obama is campaigning again. as allison burns reports from the washington d.c. newsroom, allison burns has more on avoiding the fiscal cliff. >> reporter: he will sit down at the white house with some who backed mitt romney and also will be trying to sell his plan to avoid the so called fiscal cliff about spending cuts that kick in at the end of next month. it was another down day on wall street as investors grow increasingly worried about whether they can avoid financial disaster. they are deadlocked over raising taxes on well, the they are americans. -- wealthier americans. sea think he should stop campaigning. >>> they are working out an agreement and he is back on the campaign trail, presumably with the same old talking points we are quite familiar with. >> reporter: but they say the white house is fully engaged while taking his case to the public. >> now that the election is over, we should stop talking to them about these vital issues i think is bad advice. >> reporter: how the president is taking his message to social media i will have that during my n
spent last week staying at her brother's home in washington, d.c.. a friend of broadwell says she deeply regrets the damage that has been done to her family and everyone elses and trying to repair the damage and move forward. >>> new this morning president obama is making the last stop of his whirlwind tour. he is now in cambodia. alison burns is in our washington, d.c. newsroom with how the president is making history more than once on this trip. >> reporter: pam, he is the first u.s. president to visit cambodia and yesterday he became the first sitting u.s. president to visit myanmar. president obama received an incredibly warm welcome as he visited myanmar. the country that had been long considered a outcast. he praised its progress but made clear u.s. support would disappear if its democratic reforms were not continued. >> the flickers of progress we have seen may not be extinguished. they must be strengthened. they must become a shining north star for all of these people. >> reporter: president obama also met withon song sue key who he called an icon of democracy. reporting live fro
was a major set back in the efforts to deescalate the violence. reporting live from washington, d.c. alison burns ktvu channel 2 news. >> now in the middle of the crisis a 13-year-old israeli boy comes up an invention. how the boy's new app could end up saving lives. >>> the missouri mother who told police his son was plotting a shooting massacre at a movie theater is talking for the first time since her son was arrested. her son recently asked if he was a failure. her son blake was plotting to attack at a movie theater in boulevard during the new twilight movie. investigators say the man had recently purchased two assault rifles and 400 rounds of ammunition. >>> tracking software on cell phones helped police arrest three suspects in connection with two armed robberies. police say the suspects demanded a woman's cell phone at gunpoint monday night. right on webster street. then they robbed a different woman just a few minutes later on shafter avenue. tracking software led them to 13th avenue that is where they arrested the suspects and recovered the cell phones. >>> jim harbaugh will be pep
. ktvu alison burns in our washington, d.c. newsroom to tell us what is at stake at the u.s. supreme court. >> reporter: some people are calling this one of the most significant issues ever before the court. can the government prohibit people from getting married? the justices will meet behind closed doors today to decide if they will take up several challenges to gay marriage laws including california's ban on gay marriage proposition eight. same sex marriage supporters many of them are hoping court will let a lower court decision stand that overturned prop 8. san francisco city attorney dennis tells us if that happens couples could marry almost immediately. >> we want to be prepared if marriages do start to number one have staff on hand to perform marriages because there could be crowds. and number two from public safety per speck tiff. >> the justices will also announce if they will consider whether same sex marriage deserves equal treatment under federal law and if the governments defense of marriage act that defines marriage is between one man and one woman is constitutional. re
burns reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom. he will be defending himself and the cia. alison. >> reporter: dave, house and senate intelligence committees are holding closed door hearings this morning. this is a live look outside of the one of the hearing rooms. general petraeus managed to avoid the cameras when he arrived and even though there are a lot of conspiracy theories about the hearing. the hearing is expected to focus solely on the september 11th u.s. consulate attack in libya. yesterday the committee saw a video captured by surveillance and aerial cameras the night of the attack. lawmakers say the video shows two strikes on the complex that happened hours apart. the first attack seemed more spontaneous. >> didn't seem to get any command or control. a lot of people running around. not knowing where they were going to go. but the second attack is where the facts show that seem to be a lot more sophisticated. >> reporter: when general petraeus spoke to congress for the first time after the attacks on september 13th, he said he believed it was the result of a spontaneou
someone. 31 flights were canceled including connecticut and washington d.c. >>> president barack obama is back at the white house, no time to celebrate his victory. he has pressing issues, his family and president barack obama came back to the white house last night he urged them all to work together to cut through the gridlock and right now everybody is promising they will cooperate. >> let's challenge ourselves to rise above the dysfunction and do the right thing together for our court tri. >> it is better -- country. >> it is better to dance than to fight. it is better to work together. everything does not have to be a fight. that is the way it has been the last couple of years. >> coming up, major challenge facing the president and the congress before the end of this year. how to stop the nation from going off a fiscal cliff. >>> we are just hours away from the highly anticipated outlets and several shoppers will be turning out in big numbers. we will have more about the warning about some traffic delays but we have a look at this new mall, claudine wong? >> reporter: yes, i am try
october nearby ron. a memorial was held at the byron airport. >>> the president of washington state university has claimed investigations saying mike leach abused players. it comes as mark wilson quit the team. he is accused of humiliating and abusing players. >> the road scholar is waiting to hear if he will be able to get a private jet. they plan a run for the cross country championship in louisville and that's the same day as his road scholar in seattle. he will have to have a private jet to make it happen. they are looking into whether or not a private jet can be provided without break any ncaa rules. >>> 5:15 is the time let's check in with sal. >>> it is a pretty decent drive many people have the day off, we'll see about that, this is a look at interstate 880 and some schools are out so that may help. things look good in the coliseum, both in the north and the southbound direction. westbound bridge, no major trouble as you are driving into the city. it should be easy at this point. and this is northbound 280 getting up to highway 17 and traffic is getting along nicely. >> high
. >>> they are on their way to washington d.c. but they will not be on the white house thanksgiving dinner table. there they are. president barack obama is due to pardon one of those turkeys in an annual tradition. two birds are always delivered incase one becomes sick and the turkeys will live the rest of their days in mt. vernon. >>> trains will be longer than normal on wednesday and sunday to help airport travelers out of town. and others will be running on sunday's schedule and bart will run full length trains for any of those shoppers or somebody who has to work. >> i just got off the phone with dispatchers and bart is doing well and so are the other transit systems and as we check regularly we make sure nothing is going wrong. checking on the roads, 880 southbound, there are no major problems as you drive through and 880 is looking crowded so it does not look like it's going to be too much lighter, we'll see what happens. i am also looking good here in the south bayment we strong a lot of slowed traffic just yet according to the road sensor. >>> there is rain already in the north bay. most
that could take over if the rebels overthrow president a sad. >>> allison in our washington dv newsroom with why they are calling them political feeders. >> reporter: the upgraded united nations status is seen as a significant step towards statehood. this is video from pall palestinians television ahead of the united nations vote after a failed bid last year, and today palestinians leaders are trying a different approach. mahmoud ahmadinejad is looking for non-observer status like the vatican and they would say it is territorial like the west bank. >> they will objectify the justice the palestinians have undergone beginning with the state of israel in 1948... >> reporter: the un vote comes after a cease-fire agreement at the un in gaza. some say mahmoud ahmadinejad needs to boost his own authority and we are looking at why the u.s. is opposing that, allison burns ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> we have new details about a hero at cement plant in cupertino. they issued a report, they said the truck driver tried to tackle the gunman and save his co-workers. he hid from police inside a cr
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